Recruit Update: BCHL Defenseman Carmine Buono Commits To UMass; Iovanna Back In The Fold

The Massachusetts hockey program got it’s second commitment in two days.  Yesterday it was forward Ryan Badger.  Today it was defenseman Carmine Buono.  Buono, a 1997 birth year, played this past season for Powell River of the BCHL where he was teammates with fellow UMass recruit Kurt Keats.  He and Keats also played together for Canada West in the Junior B Challenge this past winter.

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Forward Ryan Badger Commits To UMass For This Fall

The Massachusetts hockey program picked up a commitment today from 5’9”, 187 pound forward Ryan Badger.  Over The Boards was the first to have the news:

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Recruit Update: NHL Ranks Jake Massie 80th Among North American Skaters

Some UMass recruits are playing for a championship.  Some are just starting their playoff run.  And others are getting news on their potential pro career post-UMass.  Let’s catch up on how the future Minutemen are doing.

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Recruit Update: Leonard Named To Herald’s Dream Team

It’s been a little while so time to see how the recruits who are still playing are doing.  It’s very likely that we’ll see a few more recruits join this list in the coming months.  The team is losing 5 forwards, 3 defensemen and a goalie to graduation or early departure but only have 3 forwards, 2 or 3 defensemen (depending on when McCarthy arrives), and a goaltender line up for next fall currently.  So very likely that we could see a couple more forwards and maybe a defenseman added to next year’s incoming class.

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Bamford Introduced As UMass AD; Recruit Update: Leonard Named ESPN Boston’s “Mr. Hockey”

“I am enthused to get back on campus after four years of being away from college hockey.  Hockey East is arguably the best conference in the country.  And that’s something that I want to help [with].  I want to help be the best hockey program we can be.  And football.  And basketball.  And I think we can get there.”

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Recruit Update: Post-Season Honors For Pelton-Byce And Leonard

The season is over for Massachusetts hockey but not so for all of its recruits.  It’s been a couple weeks so let’s take a look at the future Minutemen.

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Recruit Update: Plevy Wins AJHL Scoring Title

In case you missed it, I reported last week that recruit Brandon Egli, who was due to arrive in Amherst this fall, has been released from his commitment due to qualification issues.  There’s still plenty of others to keep track of.  Playoffs are in full swing for many of the future Minutemen.

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Recruit Update: Renyard Named AJHL MVP, Top Goaltender

So this winter of hell has given me enough reprieve to write my first recruit update in nearly a month (though as I type this it is of course starting to snow outside AGAIN).  UMass did pick up another commitment during that time.  It came from Brian Scoville, a defenseman from Agawam currently playing for Cushing Academy.  We’ll have plenty of time to get to know Scoville since he is the coaching staff’s first 2018 recruit.  Let’s see how Scoville and the rest of the recruit have fared in February.

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Recruit Update: Des Moines Forward Joe Widmar Commits to UMass

Coach John Micheletto and the Massachusetts hockey program has picked up another commitment, presumably for this coming fall.  Des Moines forward Joe Widmar announced on twitter tonight that he has committed to the Minutemen.

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Recruit Update: Leonard Hits 100 Career Points

It’s Tuesday, so time to take a look at how the recruits fared this past week, including yesterday’s new addition William Lagesson.

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